We Believe...

The Bible

We believe that the Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God’s revelation of himself and his will to man. The Bible in its entirety is the Word of God, and as such is wholly true in everything it affirms. The Scriptures are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; Ps. 18:30; 119:96)

The Trinity

We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God, and are worthy of precisely the same confidence, obedience, and worship(Matt. 28:18-19, Mk. 12:29, Jn. 1:14, Acts 5:3-4).

Creation

We believe that God created all things and that by his sovereign power he continues to sustain his creation. (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:17)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was fully God and fully man, that he was born of a virgin and that he lived a sinless life, in which he taught and worked mighty works and wonders and signs as recorded in the four gospels, that he was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was later raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, he ascended to the Father’s right hand where he is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence he is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up his millennial kingdom. (Heb. 1: 2; 4:15; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:34; Matt. 16:27)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin. He indwells all believers, and baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation. He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the body. He guides believers in understanding and applying the Scriptures and empowers us to lead a life of Christ-like character. (Jn. 16:7-15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Jn. 16:13, Gal. 5:22-23)

Sin

We believe that all men have defied God and have chosen to go their own independent way and, thereby, stand condemned by God. We believe that God, by his sovereign choice and his love for mankind, sent Jesus into the world to bring people back into fellowship with God, and that this salvation, with its forgiveness of sin, is a gift, wholly a work of God’s grace, not the result of human works, and that this salvation must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith. We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father. (Rom. 3:23; 5.8; Eph. 2:8; Mk. 1:15; 1 Jn 5:12-13; Jn. 10:28; Heb. 12:5-6)

The Church

We believe there is one church universal, which is comprised of all who place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The Scriptures command believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, fellowship, service to the body, and outreach to the world. Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to these commands, there is the local expression of the church. Under the watch care of elders, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying God. (Rom. 3:22; Acts 2:42-47; Matt. 28:19; Lk. 22:19; Heb. 10:24-25; Gal. 6:10; Acts 1:8; 1 Tim. 3:1; 1 Peter 5:1-3; 1 Jn. 4:7; Eph. 3:21)

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. (Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.)


Membership

Family Church is made up of covenant members who have committed to see God transform people in our community into an ever-maturing and ever-multiplying family of Jesus worshipers.

The members of Family Church have committed to our membership covenant.

New membership classes are offered regularly. These classes are an opportunity for you to learn about Family Church and ask questions of our elders and other leaders. For questions, please fill out the contact form below.

Family Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and adheres to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.